Summary: To show our activities here on earth, consist namely of (a) keeping my head in all situations, (b) endure hardship, (c) evangelizing, (d) fully discharging all duties of my ministry: word and prayer.
What am I to do?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show our activities here on earth, consist namely of (a) keeping my head in all situations, (b) endure hardship, (c) evangelizing, (d) fully discharging all duties of my ministry: word and prayer.
2 Timothy 4:5 (Amplified Bible)
As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.
Our activities here on earth, consist namely of (a) keeping my head in all situations, (b) endure hardship, (c) evangelizing, (d) fully discharging all duties of my ministry: word and prayer.
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: A.D. 65 to 67
C. Purpose: Encourage and instruct a young pastor in his ministerial work
D. To whom written: Timothy
E. Main themes: Faithfulness and boldness in the ministry
2 Timothy 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14 (Amplified Bible)
But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Keep my head in all situations
"As for you, be calm and cool and steady,"
1 Corinthians 10:12 (Amplified Bible)
Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin].
Colossians 4:2 (Amplified Bible)
Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.
Matthew 26:41 (Amplified Bible)
All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Acts 20:31 (Amplified Bible)
Therefore be always alert and on your guard, being mindful that for three years I never stopped night or day seriously to admonish and advise and exhort you one by one with tears.
B. Endure hardship
"accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship,"
James 1:12 (Amplified Bible)
Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor’s] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
Matthew 10:22 (Amplified Bible)
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved [from spiritual disease and death in the world to come].
Hebrews 12:7 (Amplified Bible)
You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?
Hardship in the ministry, not hardship in toil, labor and work trying to earn that hard-earned money. There's a great difference. We don't suffer hardship in our work and jobs because GOD is our Provider not us, even if we are fathers in our families, GOD is our Provider, we show up at work with promptness because we are there to receive GOD's blessings.